Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6476-26A
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Gregory-Martin International
  • Location: Portsmouth / Corsham / Partially Remote Working
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £40,000 to £90,000
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Systems Engineering Consultant – Defence, Space, C4ISTAR, Government and Security Sector


Salary:  £40,000 to £90,00 plus pension, 25 days holiday, life assurance

Location:  Portsmouth, Hampshire and Southwest / Hybrid Role


Due to expansion our client is looking for Systems Engineering Consultants from Systems Engineer with 2 to 3 years’ experience to Principal Consultant and Managing Consultant.


Our client is a successful technical consultancy delivering systems engineering services to government and industry. They have experience within defence, nuclear, space, security and transport sectors of the UK and NATO which enables their team to provide solutions to support a diverse stakeholder group and community of varying sizes and complexity.


As a Systems Engineering Consultant you will be working with clients to analyse their problems; capture requirements; create architectures; identify potential options; assess solutions using systems analysis methods; and make recommendations based on robust evidence. Projects will typically be in support of research and procurement activities in the defence and security sector but may include work in other sectors and government departments.


You will have a background preferably in Space Systems and C4ISTAR.


Responsibilities for the Systems Engineering Consultant will include:

  • Delivering / leading technical consulting projects.
  • Using systems engineering to tackle real world problems, applying tools and techniques, and developing novel approaches where required.
  • Applying and developing systems engineering methods, tools and techniques, including developing and applying novel approaches where required.
  • Working organically in customer teams to deliver high quality systems engineering advice & artefacts.
  • Building new relationships and maintaining current customer relationships.
  • Assisting / leading in identifying and winning work for a new and growing consultancy.


Skills & Experience required for the role of Systems Engineering Consultant:

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following essential and desirable attributes:



  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Ability to use and apply both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ systems engineering techniques to support system design / development, business decision making, policy development, and/or research.
  • Development, application, and delivery of systems engineering methods, tools and artefacts.  Knowledge and Understanding of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle.
  • Building and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Authoring technical reports, developing systems engineering artefacts, and presenting to customers.
  • Experience within Space Systems, C4ISTAR, Satellite Systems is preferable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Experience in some of the following:


  • Requirements elicitation and derivation
  • Enterprise & System Architecting
  • Verification & Validation / Test & Evaluation
  • System Integration
  • Technology & Capability Road mapping
  • Capability / Effects-based Engineering
  • Option Analysis / Solution trade-off studies
  • Risk management and analysis
  • Workshop design and facilitation          



  • Experience of using specialist Systems Engineering Software (e.g., Sparx EA) to develop SE Artefacts.
  • Experience of delivering projects via MBSE.
  • Experience of working in UK Defence or UK Government Departments utilising Systems Engineering.
  • Membership of relevant professional institution and a desire for further professional development.
  • Space Systems development or Space Operation
  • ITIL or eTOM
  • Defining analysing and documenting concepts and architectural requirements (incl. use of DOORS)
  • Satellite Systems Toolkit (STK)


This is a hybrid role, working on client sites as required, home and office based


Due to the nature of the work within the MOD/Defence sector, candidates will ideally already have UK  SC or DV Clearance.


Keywords:  Government, Security, NATO, Defence, V-Model, Requirements Capture, Systems Engineering, ISTAR, Satellite Systems, Space, Systems Architecture, Sparx EA, SE Artefacts, Verification, Validation, Systems Engineer, ITEA, TOGAF, ITIL, eTOM, DOORS, STK


Systems Engineering Consultant – Defence, Space, C4ISTAR,  Government and Security Sector